COSMIC CAFE: The Best of Cosmic Café

By on March 21, 2017

A Cherokee teaching to help us during chaotic times

A wise Cherokee grandfather teaches his grandchildren about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he says to the children.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

The grandfather continues, “The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you and inside every other person, too.”

The grandchildren thought about it for a minute and then asked their grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

Their Cherokee grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Animal altruism: The rat who paid it forward

May this true story remind us that all life is intelligent and interconnected. A young boy bought a white rat to feed to his pet snake. By the time he got home, the boy changed his mind and decided to keep the rat as a pet, sparing the rat’s life. One night, months later, toxic fumes from the family’s garage began pouring into the boy’s bedroom as he slept. The rat smelled the poisonous air, escaped from his cage in the bedroom and scratched on the boy’s face until rousing the child from a near comatose state. The rat and the boy were saved. The white rat was the hero.

Love yourself

Instructions for how to handle an emergency on an airplane include putting on our oxygen masks before assisting others. Why? Because if you are out of oxygen you are no good to anyone. That’s an extreme example, and may it never happen, but the same metaphor applies to everyday life. It’s our responsibility to take care of managing our energy and making choices for our well-being.

Self-care is not selfish; it is self-full, which is precisely how we fill our cup in order to be present and freely loving to ourselves and to others. As you care for yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and soulfully everyone benefits. You feel happier and empowered; others are inspired by your example, and positive energy is contagious.

Soul love is unconditional love

Soul love is unconditional. It means that you see, love and accept the good and bad, or the beautiful and ugly of the other person. You may not like some of their behaviors. You may not agree with all their ideas. However, the love for the other is never subject to conditions nor is it ever under threat. It’s always there and always deep. There is no energy focused on changing the other person. They are loved for who they are and vice versa. As you might imagine, unconditional love is a recipe for thriving and naturally moving in the direction of living to your full potential. Cherish the gift of unconditional love whenever you feel it, share it and receive it.

8 mind-blowing expansions

There is intelligent life everywhere in the universe more advanced, as advanced, and less advanced than we are in both technology and consciousness.

If only 0.1 percent of stars in our Milky Way have orbiting planets, that means there are still 10 million solar systems in the Milky Way alone.

We are souls and we have a physical body.

There is no junk DNA; there is DNA, which is not yet activated.

Sculpture, art and literature from every ancient civilization credit ET contact with accelerating our human evolution.

People with credible positions in military, government and civilian life have experienced contact with ET intelligence, and have gone on record describing what transpired.

Extraterrestrial archaeology is a new science focusing on remnants of intelligent civilizations discovered on the moon, on Mars and on some of the moons of Saturn and Jupiter. PJH

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

– A. Schopenhauer, 1788-1860

Carol Mann is a longtime Jackson resident, radio personality, former Grand Targhee Resort owner, author, and clairvoyant. Got a Cosmic Question? Email

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